Jackson, MS Wrongful Death Truck Accidents
Semi-Truck Attorneys Helping Grieving Families in Jackson
When a commercial truck collides with another vehicle in Mississippi, especially a smaller one like a standard passenger vehicle, the result is usually devastating. Since commercial trucks, such as tanker trucks, semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and others, tend to eclipse standard passenger vehicles in terms of size and weight, the likelihood of a trucking collision being fatal is high. Wrongful death truck accidents are usually caused by the carelessness of truck drivers or their employers. If you have lost a loved one in a trucking collision like this, you should contact the Jackson truck accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to see how we may be able to assist you during this difficult time. We are a large regional personal injury law firm that has served the South for more than 30 years. With over 30 skilled attorneys and more than 120 dedicated support staff members, our firm can provide you with the resources necessary to recovering damages on your behalf and the one-on-one attention you deserve.
The Aftermath of Wrongful Death Truck Accidents
A fatal trucking collision in Hinds County can take many forms, such as an override accident, T-bone accident, head-on collision, jackknife accident, truck rollover accident, and more. For example, a motorist in a car could be driving on Interstate 20 while it is raining when an 18-wheeler in an adjacent lane hydroplanes, fails to correct it, and rolls over on top of the aforementioned motorist’s car, thus killing the motorist. A truck accident attorney in the Jackson, Mississippi, area can inform you of your legal rights and assert them as well.
After such a collision, the surviving family members may be left to foot the bill for funeral expenses and burial costs, among other expenses. If a loved one dies in a nearby hospital – such as St. Dominic Hospital, which is located at 969 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39216 – after an accident rather than immediately after the impact of the collision, the surviving family members may also be left with paying for the medical expenses incurred by their deceased loved one. These monetary losses, which may even include lost wages incurred by the decedent between the date of the accident and time of death, may be compensated for via economic damages that may be awarded to the surviving family members.
In addition to monetary losses, surviving family members may experience intangible losses, including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium, due to the untimely passing of their loved one. For such abstract losses, one may be awarded non-economic damages. In order to recover damages of any kind, however, Mississippi law requires the party seeking compensation to establish negligence, which can be done by proving that your loved one was killed due to the truck driver’s breach of a duty of reasonable care that was owed to your loved one. Compliance with Mississippi’s wrongful death laws are also required.
Talk to One of Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation
Losing a loved one in a trucking collision can take a toll on you. After a wrongful death truck accident, call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz to discuss how you may be able to recover damages. We represent clients in Jackson, Tupelo, Meridian, Oxford, Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Little Rock, Jonesboro, and other communities in Mississippi, Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Contact our office by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation with a motor vehicle collision attorney. After speaking with us, you will understand why NST is the way to go.